Vegan Caliente

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Vegan Bake Sale! January 31, 2010

Filed under: Field Trip,Food Talk — Kala @ 1:39 pm

Now if I was a sensible young lady, there would be lots of pictures of all the goodies Shane and I bought at yesterday’s vegan bake sale for Haiti.  But since it’s me, I ate everything except one muffin before I could take pictures:

But it’s a damn fine muffin!  It’s a cranberry almond muffin and it’s moist and delicious 🙂  We also got a gluten free coconut lime cupcake, a green tea cupcake, zucchini bread, and two kinds of cookies.  Hey, I had to stuff my face, it was for a good cause!  The bake sale was at the Animal Rights Coalition in Minneapolis and they raised $580 for the animals of Haiti, yay!



Apple Butter and Banana Pudding January 29, 2010

Filed under: Food Talk — Kala @ 2:48 pm

Not together though, because that would be gross!  First, apple butter:

Delicious homemade jarred apple butter, nothin’ better!  This was a gift from a friend, I’ve never canned anything and am kind of scared to try, I’m lucky to have such talented friends!  Today I had it on an english muffin on top of a bit of peanut butter and it was yum-tastic.

And now banana pudding:

It’s not really pretty, but it sure is tasty, and I don’t even usually like banana pudding!  I used this recipe from the Affectionknit blog, a vegan food/crafty blog that I love.  The only change I made was that I mashed the banana right into the pudding instead of having them sliced at the bottom.  Super easy and makes just enough for 2 small servings or one large serving.



Gluten Free Chocolate Chip Cookies January 26, 2010

Filed under: Reviews — Kala @ 5:45 pm

Cookies from a mix! I’ve never made cookies from in a mix in my entire life, but I wanted to try this gluten free mix from Bob’s Red Mill so there so you. First warning, do not, I repeat DO NOT taste the dough before you bake it, trust me! One of the main ingredients is garbanzo bean flour which I think tastes like pure evil before it’s baked. I made the mistake of tasting the dough and almost tossed the whole mess in the trash. Luckily I didn’t though because they are super yummy once baked! For sure not as good as totally homemade cookies, but good in a pinch 🙂